02-23-2009, 05:56 PM
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How much do you pay/are paid to do barn work?
My mom, (who's not a horse person in anyway) always nags that I don't get paid enough when I work at the barn. I don't have a problem with my salary, but like any normal person I would never protest to a raise. So, I was just curious how much barn owners paid people and/or how much students were paid to do barn work. I guess including your area and an approximation of the cost of board would give everyone a better idea of the amounts. If you work in exchange for lessons, stating how much a lesson would actually cost would be helpful.
My board is between $350-$375 in the Maryland area and a general $40 dollars per Sunday and Saturday morning is thrown out, and anyone who wants to work has to split it. The workers are required to feed, supplement, turn out, (one by one, no cheating xD) muck, hay and water 24 stalls and then blow out the main barn and make it presentable. It generally takes between 8:30am and 1:30pm with one person working, and with two people it takes until a little before noon.